General International Management portfolio information
The International Management page provides an overview.
The business context for managing human resources has
changed significantly in recent years due to economic, political, social and
technological forces. Competition in global business has led to significant
interest and research into which HRM policies and practices lead to enhanced
organisational performance. Another area of strategic focus for HRM,
within multinational companies in particular, is the ease and speed at which
knowledge can be developed and disseminated.
Key areas of study
Core areas of study:
management and human resource management
economic environment and marketing
issues in human resource management
Optional areas of study:
ethics and professional issues
Teaching methods and assessment
The MSc/PGDip International Management portfolio begins with
an induction session attended by all staff contributing to the programme; this
will include a tour of the campus, an introduction to the Library, and
information about the support services available on campus.
You will be given a course handbook which will give full
details of the course, the Business School and the University as well as
contact details for the teaching staff.
Each module convener will provide you with a module booklet
giving full details of the aims, learning outcomes, teaching programme,
assessment and reading.
You will be allocated a personal academic and pastoral tutor
from among the teaching staff.
You will be allocated a dissertation supervisor selected
from among the programme teaching staff. The choice will be based on the
student’s selection of a dissertation topic and the area of specialism of the
Module tutors will be responsible for tutorial guidance in
advance of course work and examinations and for feedback after each assessment.
You will be taught by a combination of methods including
lectures, seminars and tutorials.
You will be assessed via coursework, exams and
Please note: International Management students are jointly
taught with MBA students for some of the core modules.
of IT provision
Candidates should demonstrate the ability to study
successfully at postgraduate level. This will normally mean a good second-class
honours degree (or above) in any subject, or an equivalent.
Evidence of basic skills in using software packages for
word-processing, spreadsheets and Powerpoint (although candidates without basic
IT skills will be expected to attend a course to improve their skills that will
run during the first half of the first semester).
Applicants for whom English is not the mother tongue must
satisfy the University requirement for IELTS at 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in
all sections. Further information on English language support can be found on
our English Language Unit webpages.
There is extra help and support for those applicants who do
not quite meet the university’s entry requirements. For example, international
students can take a for an additional fee. This course is compulsory only for
those who do not meet the university’s minimum requirement of IELTS 6.0 in all
sections. Similarly there is an additional charge of for the basic IT skills
course for those who need it.
You can also view our postgraduate entry requirements.